Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin a

By February 11, 2014 9:49 am ET

Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin addresses his supporters while arriving for a rally at the Manezhnaya Square just outside the Kremlin in Moscow, late on March 4, 2012. With tears in his eyes and his voice hoarse with emotion, Putin declared today victory in Russia elections, as he addressed tens of thousands of supporters outside the Kremlin walls. AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI POOL/ALEXEI NIKOLSKY (Photo credit should read ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images)